When the COVID-19 pandemic has receded enough for health and government officials to reopen California schools, high school sports will resume.
Local athletes, coaches, students, parents and fans will come back—perhaps adhering to social distancing—and attend competitions on football/soccer fields, basketball/volleyball courts, swimming pools and baseball/softball diamonds.
What many, if not the majority, of the people at the games and meets most likely will pay little attention to are the names attached to the venues used by the eight Concord and Clayton high schools.
The Pioneer will feature an 8-part series online highlighting the venues at each school and the story behind the coaches, administrators, alumni and community supporters who have had school venues named after them.
We will start the series next week and in the next two months will spotlight Carondelet, Clayton Valley Charter, Concord, De La Salle, Mt. Diablo, Northgate, Olympic and Ygnacio Valley school facilities.